Catholic Charities Becomes a Trusted Source of Information on COVID-19

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Feature, Health Care
Catholic Charities is playing an important role in helping vulnerable members of the community get accurate information about COVID-19 and make informed decisions about being vaccinated. Through the education of Catholic Charities employees, information and resources on health and safety are being cascaded to clients, particularly people of color who have been most affected by …

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Caring for the Soul by Caring for the Mind

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
Catholic Charities’ Behavioral Health Services supports and empowers vulnerable adults struggling with mental illness, guiding them on their road to self-sufficiency. Conditions like substance abuse and bipolar disorder may not be obvious to some, but they present significant and unique barriers to success. If left untreated or unsupported, persistent mental health challenges can prevent people …

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Mental Health Workers Serve on Front Line of the Pandemic

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
Since the start of the pandemic, we have heard so many stories of heroism from health care workers who are fighting the virus on the front lines. But most people may not be aware that there is another group of essential workers serving on the front lines: behavioral health providers. While many mental health services …

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Volunteer Dental Providers Continue to Care for Patients

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature, Volunteering
At Catholic Charities, we understand that dental care is critical to our clients’ overall well-being, even during a pandemic. Each year we treat thousands of uninsured or low-income patients with the generosity of our volunteer providers. Though this crisis has affected how we provide care, our volunteer dentists and hygienists have made it possible to …

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D.C. Medical Clinic Transitions to Volunteer Model

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature, Volunteering
Last year, Catholic Charities’ professional service volunteers donated $24.7 million in pro-bono assistance to the people we serve. From legal aid to dental care, these providers contributed life-changing support to our clients. So when we reopened the medical clinic at the Spanish Catholic Center as a Volunteer Medical Clinic, we knew volunteers would step up …

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